We all make mistakes, but while most are harmless and easy to forgive, that’s not the case when it comes to criminal law. Criminal mistakes can lead to serious penalties and fines. In the state of Florida, after a sentence is served and you are released, you may have to go on probation for a [...]
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Sleep apnea is the most commonly diagnosed sleep disorder in our country. It is also fast becoming a favorite criminal defense among lawyers. What Exactly Is Sleep Apnea Defense? The gist of this defense is that the accused is not guilty for his or her actions because, as a result of sleep apnea, the accused [...]
For a criminal defense lawyer, trying to detail what they do every day is like trying to predict what the weather will be like next month. It can vary greatly, but it is that unpredictable variation that makes the profession exciting. An attorney never really knows what the next week will be like. So, let’s [...]
The short answer is yes. In certain situations, the police can search your car without a warrant. Generally, the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prevents unlawful search and seizure. This means that arbitrary police searches are unlawful. However, there are some exceptions. Police can search your car without a warrant for these five reasons: [...]
It is undeniable that social media has become a pillar of modern-day society. According to Georgetown Law, 91 percent of today’s online adults use social media regularly. Due to the rise of social media, law enforcement heavily relies on this new platform to identify suspects, track criminals, and uncover facts about a case. The police [...]
"The Lincoln Lawyer," "Law & Order," and "The People vs. O.J Simpson" are just a few of the movies and TV shows that feature criminal defense lawyers. While the shows can be gripping and engaging, they often don't represent criminal defense attorneys accurately. Here are a few misconceptions that Hollywood has about lawyers. Criminal defense [...]
A felony, misdemeanor, and infraction are common classifications of crimes based on severity of punishment. When a criminal law is enacted, the legislature can give a classification of the crime based its seriousness, but it is not required to do so. In other words, some states don’t give the crime any classification at all. Classification [...]
White collar crime is the term used to characterize crimes that are economic in nature and non-violent. It typically involves fraud committed by a business or government professional. However, offenders can also come from outside of the business and government world. Specific examples of white collar crime include, but are not limited to: insider trading, [...]
If you’re charged with a drug offense, you might be wondering when a drug case becomes a federal issue. The short answer is drug charges can become federal at any time because all drug offenses can be both state and federal. The long answer is that it depends on numerous factors, which we will discuss below. [...]
When you are arrested for the first time, you are likely to be overcome with a range of emotions like shock, frustration, confusion, and fear. While many of us go through life thinking we will never have to face the wrong end of the law, it can happen, leaving us bewildered. Below, we outline the [...]